HealthWellnessWorkplace

Wellness Challenge at Work Place

Did you know you spend lots of your time at work or talking about your job/business consciously or unconsciously?
Yes, this is the truth most of us work between 9 am to 5 pm (8hrs with an hour’s break in between ) and 5 or 6 days a week!!

This calls for a wellness programme to ensure employees are holistically catered for.
Well, various initiatives can aid wellness and by extension productivity at the workplace.

Challenge programs ought to be in place to enforce this culture these include but are not limited to

Medical screening

Health screening programs are designed to safeguard your life and increase your vitality. Health screens look for diseases before symptoms appear. Screening conducts test that can detect diseases early. some medical conditions that can be detected through screening include high cholesterol Lower your cholesterol & lower your chances of cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, overweight and obesity, prostate cancer in men, colorectal cancer, breast cancer and cervical cancer in women

Incentives

An object or item of value would encourage an employee to go an extra mile in their deliverables, the items however should be employees preference. This sounds weird because we live in a culture where one does not choose a gift!. A number of incentives could be ideal for instance pay for overtime, offer holiday gifts, promotions and annual salary reviews and end year parties among others.

The Alternative Workplace: Changing Where and How People Work

On September 20, 1994, some 32,000 employees of a reputable firm stayed home. They weren’t sick or on strike. They were telecommuting. Employees ranging from the CEO to phone operators were part of an experiment that involved 100,000 people. Its purpose? To explore how far a vast organization could go in transforming the workplace by moving the work to the worker instead of the worker to work. Today many organisations are working online possibly because of the current covid 19 pandemic however this should be a norm where employers can have alternative workplace (AW)—the combination of nontraditional work practices, settings, and locations to supplement traditional offices.


Team building

This is a common workplace approach undertaken annually in most firms. Team building involves physical and mental exercises, inspirations, and complementary abilities. The STAR approach can equally be incorporated The STAR team model suggests that effective teamwork in the workplace happens when four aspects (Strengths, Teamwork, Alignment and Results) are in place: Individuals flourish as they use and develop their Strengths

Social support
An enabling environment to cater for the welfare of employees in times of celebrations and /or bereavement should in place with a welfare representative at all times.

Communication Plan
Finally, it is believed a solid work foundation is built on proper communication therefore to enhance wellness at work, there’s a need for a strategic communication plan. Four types of communication flow within a business: downward communication, upward communication, horizontal communication and multi-directional communication.

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